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  2. KB Girl

    Redgrill18-Five Months to Get Back on Track

    Ugh sorry it's been such a struggle! Life x) Glad you're feeling a bit better, and way to handle the Sunday
  3. KB Girl

    Rookie Does Things

    That's good progress! And I bet you've learned a lot along the way. Adulting IS hard. These decisions aren't fun at all.
  4. Zaethe

    Lateral Planet Takes A Break

    Oh definitely, but also that would be logical, and that's one thing the Australian government tends to run a little short on!
  5. deftona

    Deffy #54 - Well Done

    That's because you ain't had Deffy's pad Thai yet [emoji6]
  6. karinajean

    karinajean is a day late and a dollar short

    good morning dears. wow so I guess this is the final week of the challenge? I'm just going to bag it, obviously. I had such high hopes! things are going ok. I'm in boston again today. I came out yesterday for my regular sunday visit and he had to have a lot of CT scans in the afternoon, so I decided to spend the night so I could hear what the docs have to say about the results. I just got here and he's sound asleep so I'm doing some work while I wait for him to wake up and docs to show. Dad's new amputation site looks AMAZING, and hopefully he will continue to heal up really nicely from that. The first amputation site is still kind of rough, he had a really tough time healing from that one and it's hard to make up ground when you're on immune suppressants and are diabetic. the docs are also trying to figure out why he keeps popping a fever, so please keep him (and them) in your thoughts and send them ALL the good healing and science vibes so they can get this straightened out. I got an email last night from the crossfit peeps wondering where I am. I have a block of workouts and I don't want to lose out on what I've paid for, so after this week I'm pretty much going to have to go to the gym 4x a week to use them all up and I'm not sure how I'll ever fit in all the other sessions I've got. losing essentially 2 weeks kind of wrecks that very carefully planned on-boarding to x-fit lyfe that I purchased. my work trip was great, but totally exhausting as well. It was a capstone for the leadership training that I've been taking, and we all had to present a leadership promise, so it was a lot of active listening to people who were being very authentic and vulnerable. also, I had a SUPER late night in the hotel bar with my colleages, followed by a 4AM 12-degree fire drill experience outside. ok typing all this out has helped me sort out this week. revised goals to finish the challenge (that I started late) strong: * water - drink a lot of it * sleep - starting today at least, really try for that 9 / 9:30 bedtime * exercise - planning on W, Th, F exercise party. Thursday may be tricky b/c I have to get to the site for a meeting but if I REALLY hustle I should be able to shower and get there through nj traffic.
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  8. Lateral Planet

    Lateral Planet Takes A Break

    I mean, it's not an unusual thing to do, you'd think they'd have a more streamlined process set up, but whatever. At least I don't have a major immediate deadline to get it done!
  9. WhiteGhost

    Should [DarK_RaideR] roll the dice or roll in the mud?

    My bags are packed and tickets in hand. All aboard, cause the hype train is leaving the station! Those chaps need a good talking to. Definitely time for the League of Heroes to come together and put those boys straight
  10. Manarelle

    Snickie overcommitted herself. Duck.

    Nice work on the deadlift improvement. Didn't realize wheelchairs were that heavy. How'd the rest of the week go?
  11. Manarelle

    Which-craft? [Manarelle]

    Week 3 check-in: Exercise: Yup. Few grumbles from the back, but improving steadily. Languages: Yup. Habit resumed. Crafting: Nothing, really. The gentleman wore the shoes over the weekend, and aside from a few cracks at the bend lines that developed on the shoes, they're fine. I'll wait til he wears them a few more time, touch up the cracks, and that's done. I... have no idea what I did this week, because I wanted to try not tracking my daily activities - see if that helped or hurt my attitude toward tasks - so I have no clue what I spent the week doing. Guess I need to resume tracking. This week is going to be pretty quiet, which I'm okay with. Got my wardrobe changed from summer to winter, and discovered that last year me bought duplicates of everything, so this year me had to do very little winter shopping. Got everything I needed (including a new mattress which is not really season-related) done on Sunday in 4 hours. Tried on a bunch of suit jackets so I know where to go if the company dress code does switch, but didn't really find anything good. A couple ok ones, but meh. I got tired of shopping at that point; I'll try other stores later. Goal for this week: fix the dang work pants. Oh, and this coming Saturday is the con... and the costume debut. I'm excited.
  12. WhiteGhost

    Deffy #54 - Well Done

    I have to admit, I don't see the appeal of Pad Thai. I love a lot of other kinds of Thai food, but that one just doesn't do anything for me.
  13. DarK_RaideR

    Should [DarK_RaideR] roll the dice or roll in the mud?

    Yeah I had to smile when I saw that happened. Just ran the go-home episode of Back to the Future, got some big announcements coming up at Hotter than Hell. I recently wrapped up two of my diaries on the TEW boards (one as an L.A. gangsta rap inspired hardcore promotion and one as an oldschool Japanese touring company) so I figured instead of starting up something new, might as well pick up NGW again and apply all the new lessons I've learned in the meantime. Seriously, this game has so much depth to it it's insane.
  14. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty fifth challenge!

    HEY all.... 1.30pm. IM TRAPPED IN MY HOUSE! I had to park the car on our drive as the road is being resurfaced. I just went to go out and the workmen said can i stay home for a while?! !!!!! I cant go on the pavement either its all blocked off outside mine hahahaahha how strange and annoying. What if an ambulance had to come here or something?! Anyway. Means i cant procrastinate and have to do my work I went early to take the TVs back so at least there is that! Hopefully they piss off soon so i can drive to the park. .... OH MY SUNGLASSES BROKE at the weeeknd... so i got some more today. Cool? Or not cool? Im freezing cold, and bored, and headachey and feeling sorry for myself. Not a good combination! xx
  15. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Should [DarK_RaideR] roll the dice or roll in the mud?

    Aaaaaaahhhhhhhaaaaahhh! I know you didn't plan it, but the NGW narrative and the setup having a page break in between was perfect! I loved the episode. The tag team match at the end was awesome, and I loved the frustration of a tie due to time constraints. I'm also looking forward to the league getting Captain Hero's mask again.
  16. Zaethe

    Depression fights Countess D'If

    Just reading back through this challenge thread is pretty inspiring, you got up a whole lot of times and did the things even though you were struggling! I'm seriously blown away, I know how hard it can be to get up and do the stuff when your brain goes on strike. I'm glad you're feeling more human now!
  17. h3r0

    h3r0 gets athletic

    Training Day Bat wings 5/3/1 bench press 105/120/130# 5x5 bench press 105#
  18. Zaethe

    Lateral Planet Takes A Break

    I remember this hassle from back when I had my very own britney-esque marriage back in my early twenties. The annulment that came three months later resolved this issue before I really had to handle it thankfully. Good luck with it all, you might just need it!
  19. aramis

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Ya know, it doesn't need to be sand. Just use gravel, dirt or some construction aggregate. In this topic any hardware store/building depot is your friend. And if it isn't an option - even flower soil from garden shop could do - but if buying in garden shop, I'd recommend fine gravel instead (just avoid LECA/exclay, as it's extremely lightweigth).
  20. theflyingaccountant

    Respawned: Building the Habit

    It's definitely not balanced at all. More of an "I'mma just toss out a number that I know I'll probably end up hitting over the course of the next challenge." Since I'm currently at 0 lb (well, technically 45 lb if you factor in starting with the empty bar), I figure that's an easy way to set a goal without having to involve any math ;). The way I anticipate it happening is that I'll hit 100 on deadlifts and squats within the first two weeks or so, which means I'll celebrate those quick early wins and reset my next milestone at 150 lbs. Bench and OHP will probably (theoretically) hit 100 somewhere around the end of the challenge, at which point I'll probably set the next milestone at 135. Worst case scenario, if I don't hit 100 for those two, I can chalk it up to just "eyeballing it." 40 lbs added to my bench press is still a win in my book.
  21. DarK_RaideR

    Should [DarK_RaideR] roll the dice or roll in the mud?

    NGW Back to the Future (Weekly TV show) Held on Monday, Week 3 of August 2013 Venue: Celje Koof/Medved Arena, Slovenia, Europe Attendance: 4.051, Ratings: 0.73 (549.010 viewers), Shown on Continental Sports X1 The show kicks off with Nelson Frye and Robert Howard coming to the ring, the crowd giving them a warm welcome as usual. Frye: "Last week, I watched Edward Cornell ruin another match and treat his own stablemates with utter disrespect... I know the inner tensions of the Real Deal is none of my business, but as a three time NGW Heavyweight champion, I just can't stand the thought of men like Cornell carrying that belt and being the face of this company..." Edward Cornell's music interrupts Frye and the NGW Heavyweight champion comes out with the title on his shoulder and Roy Edison by his side. Cornell: "Let me stop you right there, Nelson, because these fan's don't wanna hear it and I know I certainly don't wanna hear it... We all get it, you're trying to get a shot at my title, but that's not gonna happen... As a matter of fact, me and Roy here are going to put an end to all this for good... tonight it's you two against the two of us!" w "Mile High" Adam Matravers vs Frank Ven Heer (with Henrik Van Bon) After the announcing team comments on the opening segment and brings up that Joanne Rodriguez will be facing Viv Jacobs later tonight, the opening contest begins as Adam Matravers goes one on one with Frank Ven Heer. As the announcers remind everyone, Matravers beat Van Bon in a singles match at the final Back to the Future show before Terror Rising, so now it's Van Bon's teammate going one on one with Matravers. Some exciting, fast paced cruiserweight action to kick off the show, with Ven Heer using his speed and aerial attacks while Matravers opts to exploit his slight size and power advantage by grounding his opponent to the match as well as slamming him with the occasional suplex. It's thanks to one of these suplexes that Ven Heer ends up near a corner long enough for Matravers to hit the Mile High Moonsault and pick up the win. Winner: Adam Matravers Next up, Champagne Lover hosts another episode of everyone's favourite talk show, Lover's Lounge, featuring the usual red velvet recliners, cheap potted plants, champagne cooling on ice and his guests, John Silver and Christopher Lister. Lover: "So here we are with the two lovebirds who'll be squaring off at Hotter than Hell for the NGW Cruiserweight championship. How are you feeling about that match, champ?" Lister: "Pretty confident, thank you. I get to not only bring honour and prestige to this title through this fight, but also reclaim the mask of Captain Hero, a very important symbol to the League of Heroes." Silver: "Only you're not doing either. I've beaten you several times before and I'm gonna do it again at Hotter than Hell!" Lister: "You've only won triple threat matches, against me and Shiro Akuma. Now that he's in my rearview mirror, you're in for a surprise once we go one on one in that ring!" Joanne "J-Ro" Rodriguez vs Viv "The Violence" Jacobs Rodriguez will be facing Fusae Etsuko for the NGW Women's title at Hotter than Hell and this was a big test for her leading up to that match against the Hall of Famer Viv Jacobs. The big strong veteran made good use of her power to bully Rodriguez around and give her a rough time, but J-Ro eventually made her comeback and hit the J-Rocker for the pin to pick up momentum as she's headed to her big title match. Winner: Joanne Rodriguez J-Ro's victory celebration is interrupted by the music of Geena the Warrior Princess, who comes out at the top of the stage with a mic in hand. Geena: "So you think you can be the new NGW Womens' champion, huh? Well I've been there and let me tell you, as the saying goes, to be the best you gotta beat the best! Next week, you and me in that ring... Let's see if you got what it takes!" Rodriguez: "You're on!" While Geena and Rodriguez make their way backstage, a video montage is shown to hype up the NGW Womens' title match at Hotter than Hell between the champion Fusae Etsuko and the challenger Joanne Rodriguez. The feed switches to raw footage from the backstage area, as apparently during the hype package, Marat Khoklov and Dovydas Vidmar attacked Sebastian Koller and Wade Orson. The fight has already turned against the two youngsters, who were probably ambushed and by the time Khoklov and Vidmar walk away, Koller and Orson are left beaten and bruised as medical staff rushes in to check on them. The Gentleman and the Pitbull vs Edward Cornell & Roy Edison The main event is a tag match, set up during the episode's opening segment. The crowd is consistently on the side of the former tag team champions, who control the match thanks to their skill, experience and tag chemistry; Frye and Howard function like clockwork, which in turns bring out the best fighting spirit in their opponents. Edison takes most of the beating as he tries to grapple Howard to the mat, until Frye turns that approach against him and puts him in the Royal Armbar. Cornell rushes in to make the save and break it up, which launches Howard at him to start a ringside brawl. Less tired and beaten, Cornell easily comes out on top and then gets the tag from Edison to get in the match and wrestle Frye. The two men have an exciting confrontation for a while but before anyone can really gain control of the match, the bell rings and the result is announced to be a time limit draw since the show has run out of TV time. Result: Time Limit Draw Show Rating: Confirmed matches for Hotter than Hell NGW Heavyweight title match: "Alpha Male" Edward Cornell © vs Roy Edison NGW Women's title match: "The Gothic Grappler" Fusae Etsuko © vs Joanne "J-Ro" Rodriguez NGW Cruiserweight title match: Christopher Lister © vs John Silver
  22. DarK_RaideR

    Should [DarK_RaideR] roll the dice or roll in the mud?

    Week 4 results Cog (Zone Eating): 3/7 days Ark (NF Update): 5/7 days Penemue (Muay Thai): 2/2 for the week Jyotika (BuJo): 7/7 I'm doing my best! Pretty busy, but...
  23. theflyingaccountant

    Respawned: Building the Habit

    "My dad always taught me that when there's an elephant in the room, introduce them." Legit. I don't have the time to watch it right now, but I've already got it pulled up on one of my tabs for when I get home. This challenge had all sorts of epiphanies sprinkled throughout. That one was a big one though.
  24. theflyingaccountant

    Respawned: Building the Habit

    Day 16. The War: Get a private pilot's license and have enough money to be able to enjoy it.  The Financial Campaign: 1. Build up a minimum non-retirement savings of $20,000. The Physical Campaign: 2. Keep my body healthy so that I can enjoy flying as I get older. Main Effort: Meditate daily. Level 1: Meditate for a minimum of 3 minutes each morning before work. Meditation time: 5+ minutes. Supporting Effort 1. Control my cravings. Level 1: Limit myself to a maximum of 2 drinks per day. Drinks consumed: 0 Supporting Effort 2. Do things with my body every day. Level 1a: Do one barbell squat with empty barbell after I get home from work. Level 1b: Do one pushup after I get home from work. Squats done: 0 Pushups done: 1+ Supporting Effort 3. Establish a daily study habit. Level 1: Study for the CISA exam for at least 5 minutes each morning after I meditate. Study time: 0 minutes Bonus Habit 1. Level 1: Update the budget spreadsheet for basic daily purchases every evening before bed. Budget updated: No  Bonus Habit 2. Level 1: Play piano for 5 minutes after doing my barbell squat. Playing time: 0 minutes. Bonus Habit 3. Level 1: Study one Duolingo Italian lesson Lessons studied: 1+
  25. Welcome aboard! We've all definitely fallen off the wagon at least once. The important part is getting back on
  26. annyshay

    Annyshay Settles In

    Sunday w4d7 Water - filled both my water bottles - tracked my intake (20 ounces) Food - breakfast, lunch, and dinner distraction free Coaching - intention mantra for 2 minutes - journaling
  27. The Hero of Time

    Level 1 - Kokiri Forest

    Week 4, day 5 summary - Oct 11th Target 1: edit for word-count requirements, find pandoc command-lines that produce files that conform to the competitions' requirements The title of this target became obsolete fairly quickly. Anyway, I submitted the story to the two competitions. I feel a huge sense of achievement with this... and also one of opportunity.  Target 2: replace one of the Basic Runs in my interval training routine with the Island circuit It was strength-training. I continued making small, incremental improvements with form.  Target 3: start work on time four times  I did start work on time. Whole week summary - Week 4 By far the biggest deal this week was the fact that I submitted the short story to the competitions. I started off the challenge not quite believing I would go through with it but I've actually done it a week early. I'm really grateful to everyone here who encouraged me and gave me advice. It's overwhelmingly unlikely that I'll win or be short-listed but this is still a bucket-list moment. Due to the fact that I completed this a week early, Week 5 will be spent preparing for the next challenge. Again, when starting this challenge, I didn't quite believe that I would be able to complete the Wii Fit U Island Circuit run, but it turns out my skinny legs are capable of something after all (and they're not quite as skinny any more). This (small) achievement has given me greater confidence to keep pushing towards that half-marathon. I did pretty poorly with starting work on time (I only did it twice). I'm going to do a mini-respawn for Week 5 and tackle this particular quest head-on.
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